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Bankroll Builder - Wed Apr 17, 2013, 11:54 AM
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I want to participate in this promotion that I have to do
 
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Wed Apr 17, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!


Be sure to read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.


>>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer.

We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow!


Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschoolonline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!


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okay I'll wait - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:18 AM
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okay I'll wait
 
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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Hi Pokérful,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!
NB: Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future

First Step

Watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retrieving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey.


After wacthing this please play some PLAY MONEY FULL-RING (9-Handed) tables at PokerStars and using the Hand Replayer post a hand here in this thread that you have questions about.
Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.


Then when you have that done please have a go at the Poker Basics Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.
So you have 3 steps to do to begin with and when you have all 3 done we will award you with your first bonus.

1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video
2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
3) Pass the Poker Basic course.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed.

Best of Luck!


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I want to analyze this hand AJ - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:03 AM
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I want to analyze this hand AJ
I want to PLAY FOR MONEY
and I did the three steps I hope more indications

Sorry, this hand was deleted by its owner
 
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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.
He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers.


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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Hi Pokérful!

You have AJ in the big blind, but several players have entered the pot, so if you see a flop, most of them will have position on you, and this will mean the hand is difficult to play. Being out of position also limits your potential profit, because when you make a hand it's hard to get value from worse, because worse hands will often fold when you bet. With a stronger hand like AK or a big pair (TT+), I'd make a raise, hoping to thin the field, as you'd rather be heads up. A standard raise would be 3bb + 1bb for each limper. When lots of players are in a pot, then the winning hand have to be very strong (typically top two pairs or better) to defeat all the others.
In your situation, I'd just call the raise by the SB. You don't want to bloat the pot while you don't yet have a made hand and there are likely to be several players in the pot.
As played, you re-raise. If you're going to re-raise (3-bet) you should make it at least 3 times the size of the original raise, to deny opponents a good price to call. Unfortunately, your minraise is called by everyone.
A65 is a pretty good flop for you. You have top pair, but have to be careful of sets (55, 66), straight draws (87, 43) and two pairs (A6, A5, 65). Since there are so many players in the pot, your continuation bet on the flop is likely to be called. For this reason, you should make a large bet of around 3/4 pot to thin the field and to get value when you have the best hand.
Your c-bet is fairly small in relation to the pot-size. There's a call and then a raise and then a cold-call. This action should slow you down. In multiway pots, villains tend to play honestly. A raise indicates a very strong hand. You only have one pair with an average kicker. You're way behind two pairs and sets. I'd actually recommend you fold to the flop raise often, but since it's a minraise here and there are so many players in the big pot, you have a good price to call and see if you improve on the turn.
The turn is a 7, a card that connects well with the 65 on the flop. You still only have one pair, and got raised on the flop. It is standard to check to the raiser here. Leading out is a mistake, because you'll only get action from hands that beat you.
That's what happens here. You put another bet in on the river when you still just have one pair. In a multiway pot, one pair almost never wins. Villain raises because he has you beat. It's clearly a mistake to call all in, because you don't have the best hand.
A crucial skill to learn for when you move to real money games is to make disciplined laydowns of hands like one pair when you get raised. Villains are seldom bluffing. If they raise the turn or river in particular, they can beat top pair.

A mod will get you on to the real money tables shortly.
Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Hello - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 11:16 AM
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thank you very much ArtySmokesPS this will help me to gain more knowledge
 
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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Excellent!

You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you.
Please watch the following video and answer the question below.



List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

Then study the Cash Game Course and once your happy have a go at attempting the quiz. Don't rush through the course, there's a lot of content there and the quiz is tricky so spend some time on this.

So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus.

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Hello - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I want to analyze this KK because I think I played well




In this set of 2 I think I played bad I was afraid to bet




Reasons why a player may want to make a big bet is
1.To put a lot of pressure on opponents.
2.To gain value from very strong hands.
3.To protect against strong draws.And offcourse,if player play all time agressiv game in some hands his bluffing.
 
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I hope you complete these three steps further instructions - Thu Apr 18, 2013, 01:16 PM
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I hope you complete these three steps further instructions
 
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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 06:09 PM
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Thank you for posting these hands for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at them for you.
He will do this within the next 24 hours and once they've been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Please remember to play ONLY full ring (9 seats) 1/2 cent tables, playing any others can make you ineligible to continue in this promotion!

Cheers.


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Thu Apr 18, 2013, 07:00 PM
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Hi again Pokérful! I'll take a look at these two hands.

1. With KK on the button facing a raise, a re-raise for value is definitely in order. The sizing you chose (3x the original raise) is perfect, because if you get called and see a flop, you'll have a relatively small stack in relation to the size of the pot, so can go all in on the flop (if it doesn't contain an ace). Here, your decision is made for you. The small blind makes a squeeze play by shoving all in. This looks like a very strong hand (often QQ+ and AK) but you can't fold KK pre-flop, especially when you've already put a big chunk of your stack in the middle. Calling the all in is standard with KK, and you got it in good versus an underpair. Your kings hold up (they'll lose against 88 about 1 in 5 times) and you more than doubled up. Nice hand!

2. There's a limper and you have 22 in the small blind. With this hand, you want to see a cheap flop and try and hit a set. We call this play "set-mining". If you flop a set, you want to build a big pot, because a flopped set is a monster hand. If you don't hit a set, then don't put another cent in the pot. The big blind raises to 6c, but you can call the additional 4c, because that's still a good price to go set-mining.
The flop is Q82 so you hit your set. Checking to the raiser is standard here, as he'll usually make a c-bet. On dry boards (no flush draw, few straight draws, no ace), it's often a good idea to slowplay your set by check-calling. If it's more likely that villain hit the board in some way (like made a pair of aces, or can have a flush/straight draw), then check-raising for value is the preferred option.
Here you chose to check-call, so you see a turn card. The connects well with the flop. Villain may have improved to two pairs, or picked up an open-ended straight draw with a hand like KJ. When he bets here, I'm always raising. I want to get as much value for my hand and to do it before bad river cards come that either make your hand second best, or scare villain into checking behind with one pair. When he makes a pot-sized bet of 32c, villain definitely has a hand. A good raise would be to $1, but since you only have a little bit more than that in your stack, you should go all in. That will mean you don't have a tricky decision when a bad river card (like a jack or a 9) hits the board.
Your calls on the flop seem to have got villain worried, so he doesn't bet the river. You lost a bit of value here, by not raising when you had him beat. In future when you flop a set and you think villain has a real hand, get in there raising and re-raising, trying to get all in. Sets are extremely profitable, but you don't make them all that often, so make as much money as you can when you hit one.

Hope this helps!
Cheers,
Arty


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Fri Apr 19, 2013, 12:39 AM
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Hi Pokérful,

Fantastic!

Your second Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

Watch this video that will help you on the cash game tables



There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your 2nd bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step.
3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions.

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